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What Type of Therapist Should I Be?

What Type of Therapist Should I Be?

Being a therapist can be an extremely gratifying career. You spend your days validating, supporting, and helping people make meaningful differences in their lives.  You may feel overwhelmed when you first start exploring your different career options. As you have...

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Fall Asleep

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Fall Asleep

People with chronic insomnia experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep as least 3 nights per week for 3 months or longer. Symptoms cause distress and daytime impairment including fatigue, mood disturbance, anxiety, irritability, reduced quality of life,...

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How to Become a Mental Health Advocate

How to Become a Mental Health Advocate

You feel passionate about mental health, but what do you do to harness that passion? How do you channel it for the greater good and make a meaningful impact? And how can you help people and inspire change, even if you lack specific credentials or experience? Mental...

What is a 72-Hour Psychiatric Hold?

What is a 72-Hour Psychiatric Hold?

A 72-hour hold (also known as a 5150 or 5585) is a specific code that refers to involuntary mental health hospitalization. During this hold, a specialized team evaluates patients for safety and reviews the appropriate steps for securing stabilization. Let’s get into...

Understanding Social Health

Understanding Social Health

Social health refers to how you interact, create, and maintain fulfilling relationships with people. It also includes how flexible and accommodating you are in social situations. While some people may be naturally gifted in this skill, others need practice. Here’s...

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Fatigue

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Fatigue

How not to sleepwalk through your workday  Insomnia—or difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep interfering with wakefulness—can sometimes make you feel like your productivity has gone out to lunch. Associated features of insomnia— whether acute or...

How to Be Happy Again

How to Be Happy Again

Therapeutic Strategies for Happiness & Understanding Life ebbs and flows, and we all go through hard times. Sometimes, stress weighs us down, or we feel insecure about ourselves or our decisions. To make matters worse, these complex feelings can intensify if you...